Stewart G. Pollock

Bio

Following two decades of distinguished service as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, Stewart G. Pollock began Of Counsel for Riker Danzig.

Justice Pollock served from 1958 to 1960 as an Assistant United States Attorney. Leaving federal service, he joined a law firm, rising to partner. In 1974, he became a Commissioner of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. He later served as a member of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation.

After returning to private practice, Justice Pollock served from 1978 through 1979 as Chief Counsel to Governor Brendan T. Byrne. In 1979, Governor Byrne nominated him to the Supreme Court for a seven-year term. He gained tenure on the high court following reappointment by Governor Thomas H. Kean.

Justice Pollock is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Law Center Foundation at New York University School of Law. He chaired both the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Professional Rules of Responsibility and the Supreme Court’s Commission on the Rules of Professional Conduct. He also served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Restatement of Law Governing Lawyers of the American Law Institute. During 1991 to 1992, he was Chairman of the Appellate Judges’ Conference of the American Bar Association.

Justice Pollock has served as a Federal Court Mediator, a CPR Neutral for the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, and a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Arbitrators. He has served as an arbitrator or mediator in numerous matters involving a wide variety of tort or commercial claims, including claims concerning shareholder agreements, royalty agreements, franchises, and the sale of various products such as telecommunications or medical products. He has also heard civil rights claims and claims arising under employment, environmental, and insurance law.

In addition to many written opinions for the court, Justice Pollock is the author of numerous published articles on health care, public utilities, products liability, and constitutional law. He has taught or lectured at several law schools.

Areas of Emphasis

Arbitration

Mediation

Commercial Litigation

Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

United States Supreme Court

Education

New York University School of Law, LL.B., 1957

University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1988

Hamilton College, B.A., 1954; LL.D., 1995

Rankings & Recognitions

Justice Pollock has been included in The Best Lawyers in America®, a peer review of U.S. lawyers, in the fields of Arbitration, Energy Law, and Mediation since 2005. Best Lawyers® named him “Lawyer of the Year” for Mediation for 2022 in Newark (an honor given to a single attorney in each practice area in each region, each year).  In 2017 and 2020, Justice Pollock was named Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year,” and in 2016 he was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration.

Thomson Reuters has included Justice Pollock on the New Jersey “Super Lawyer” list for Alternative Dispute Resolution since 2005.

See Awards and Honors Methodology.

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